Thursday, August 26, 2010

BikeWalkLee Questionnaire for Lee County State Legislative Candidates

The following 8/26 letter and questionnaire (linked below) were sent to the 2 candidates for Florida Senator, District 27, and the 2 candidates for Florida House District 73.

Dear Candidate for Lee County State Legislators:

BikeWalkLee is a community coalition raising public awareness and advocating for complete streets in Lee County. We define complete streets as those that are designed, built, operated and maintained for safe and convenient travel for all users: pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities. We have partnered with 30 stakeholder organizations in the community that want to improve the quality of life and mobility in Lee County. Our partners include Florida Gulf Coast University, health care organizations, safety prevention groups, AARP of Florida, citizen and community groups, environmental organizations, planners, smart growth committees and coalitions, bike clubs and bike shops.

Over the past two years, both the Lee County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) and the Lee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) have demonstrated leadership and taken the initial policy steps needed to make our streets safer and more accessible to all users. However, we have not seen comparable leadership at the state level on these issues.

It is important to BikeWalkLee to elect state legislators who support our values and vision; therefore, we are asking all candidates for Lee County legislative seats to respond to the attached questionnaire. We plan to post your responses on our website and blog and share with our network of 1,000 advocates and supporters. Please submit your responses electronically to:

For more information about our coalition, please visit our website: and our blog: If you have any questions about the organization or the questionnaire, please feel free to contact me at the above email address.

Darla Letourneau
On behalf of the Steering Group

Attachment: BikeWalkLee Questionnaire for Florida Legislative Candidates

When responses have been received, they will be posted on the web and linked here.

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